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A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King

It should not be surprising to anyone that the A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King card game is as exciting as the GoT books or the TV show. A strategy based roleplay game in which the players represent the different houses of Westeros, the basic aim of A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King is to vie for the position of the right hand of the Iron Throne. You and the other players are attending a feast and tourney, and he is looking for a new Hand. It could be you, provided you are able to scheme your way to the top.

In addition to all the other GoT based games that have been published in recent years, A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King was also added to the list in 2016. Designed by Bruno Cathala and illustrated by Mihajlo Dimitrievski, the game has proved to be very popular. The illustrations are more cartoonish than realistic, but provide a good feel of the game. It is published by Fantasy Fight Games, which has also published some other GoT based games.

This game is designed for two to four players and each game lasts for 15 go 30 minutes. The box comes with 36 square character cards, including one Varys card and others representing various houses of Westeros. The game also contains round cardboard tokens, and 14 companion cards, though only six are used in any one game. The aim of the game is to build banners – this is where the tokens come into play. The person with the most banners at the end of the game wins and is declared the Hand. A challenging and engrossing game, A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King is easily played as a filler game.


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